Photographer's Note

Yesterday I showed you a Red Line train going over the Longfellow Bridge from Boston to Cambridge's Kendall Square; today, I'm showing you where it would have arrived. This is the interior of the Kendall Square T Stop in Cambridge.

Boston's subway is known locally as the T - short for MBTA, itself short for Metro Boston Transit Authority. The T includes the first subway built in North America, now part of the Green Line in downtown Boston. The Red Line was a later addition, stretching from Mattapan in the south to Somerville in the north. At Kendall, it passes into an area of Cambridge known best for the presence of MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of Boston's many major universities. Hints of MIT can be seen in the station itself; the large chimes between the tracks are part of a public sculpture called the Kendall Band, created by Paul Matisse (grandson of the famed artist) in honor of the station's technical heritage. They are interactive, and levers on either side of the station will make them chime loudly.

A larger version can be seen on Flickr, here.

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Additional Photos by Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511)
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